MARYLAND STATE POLICE ARREST THREE THUGS ON WEAPONS, DRUG CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP IN LEXINGTON PARK
(LEONARDTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested three men on Tuesday after a traffic stop in St. Mary’s County.
The suspects are identified as Keenan Berry, 23, Deamonte Lacey, 20, of 21496 Exquisite Court in Lexington Park, Md., and Gavin Jones, 17, all of Lexington Park, Maryland.
Berry is charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Lacey was charged with handgun-related charges and misdemeanor theft. Jones, who is being charged as an adult, is charged with handgun-related charges and marijuana possession.
On September 10, 2019, at approximately 9:46 a.m., TFC Christopher Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Great Mills Road in the area of St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park, Maryland.
Police report that a probable cause search of the 1989 Black Chevy Caprice, revealed a quantity of marijuana and two loaded handguns.
Berry, Lacey, and Jones were arrested and transported to the Leonardtown Barrack for processing.
Police report that a check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed one of the handguns had been reported stolen through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department. The three suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Jail.
Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Berry was later released, Lacey is being held without bond and Jones was transported to the Cheltenham Youth Detention Center.
As a result of these arrests, Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit conducted a search and seizure warrant for Lacey and Jones’ residence.
Police say that a search of the residence revealed additional ammunition. The Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit is supported by
the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) for Maryland.